​Dr. Matthias Linke, medical director of Inpatient Spinal Cord Rehabilitation at Barrow Neurological Institute, is an expert in the rehabilitation of spinal cord injuries.  Dr. Linke treats patients with all impairments related to spinal cord injuries, including spasticity, hemiplegia, impaired gait, and paralysis.   He believes the best way to treating patients is working with a team of physical and occupational therapists, nutritionists, acupuncturists, surgeons, and various community activists.  Dr. Linke’s goal with every patient is to help him or her live a fulfilling and rewarding life.

Dr. Christina Kwasnica


​Dr. Christina Kwasnica, Pediatric Physiatrist, is one of the top experts in Physical and Neuro Rehabilitation.  She is the Medical Director of the Neuro-Rehabilitation Center at Barrow Neurological Institute and President of Valley Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.   Dr. Kwasnica graduated from Northwestern University the Feinberg School of Medicine in 1995 and completed her residency at McGaw Medical Center. 

Taking on the most serious and complex brain and spinal cord injuries, Dr. Kwasnica and her team of therapist improve the patient’s skills, independence, and self-esteem by using the most advanced and specialized therapy programs.  These programs help adult and pediatric patients improve the quality of their life by learning how to talk and speak when all odds have been against them. 



Suzanne Kelley, APRN, BC

Kenneth Vickroy, FNP-C

Nurse Practitioners are Registered Nurses who serve as primary and specialty health care providers under a physician. At V.P.M.R. Suzanne Kelley, APRN,BC and Kenneth Vickroy, FNP-C specialize in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.

Dr. Matthias Linke


Meet the Doctors


Specializing in:
  • Inpatient Neuro Rehabilitation 
  • Outpatient Neuro Rehabilitation